UPDATE: Milwaukee Alberman Bob Donovan has told Fox6 News that the police officer shot has died from his injuries.
The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Donovan says this is the third officer the department has lost this year.
The scene at the back of Zablocki Elementary school where the police command center is located. Easily 100 plus police officers from multiple agencies out here. @MilwaukeePolice say there was an officer involved shooting. More @fox6now . pic.twitter.com/tBF0bY8uS7
— Evan Peterson (@evanpetes) February 6, 2019
A Milwaukee police officer has been shot on the city's south side this morning.
The Milwaukee Police Department has not released any information about what happened, except calling it a "critical incident."
According to Fox6 News, the officer has been transported to the hospital and a suspect is in custody.
The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a critical incident that occurred on the South side of Milwaukee. MPD is available for the media at 11 am at 10th and Oklahoma.
— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) February 6, 2019
Both local and out-of-state law enforcement agencies have chimed in on social media sending their prayers and thoughts to the wounded officer.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Milwaukee Police Department who lost an officer this morning. The officer was shot and killed while serving and protecting their community this morning. pic.twitter.com/RkfidA8bX3
— McHenry Co. Sheriff (@McHenrySheriff) February 6, 2019
The Department is set to hold a press conference later today.
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